Haj inspectors go fully electronic
MADINAH — The Directorate of Haj will issue iPads, instead of pen and paper, to its inspectors to record violations.
Director of Haj in Madinah Mohammad Al-Bijawi said the directorate has become 100 percent electronic.
“We no longer use paper to complete our procedures. We plan to expand the dependency on electronic processing over paper processing to Yanbu’s Prince Abdulmohsen Airport and Yanbu commercial port,” said Al-Bijawi.
He also said using iPads is cost efficient and it simplifies the process. “The directorate has an application specially designed for the purpose. The application has a database of all services available for pilgrims, including flight schedules and lists of hotels in Makkah and Madinah where the pilgrims stay,” said Al-Bijawi.
He said easy access to all of these information enables the inspector to check up on any violations committed by the service providers or pilgrims themselves
“The inspector can also record the location of the violation using GPS. The application has a document indexing all services available for the pilgrims,” said Al-Bijawi.
He added the document helps inspectors to guide lost pilgrims to their destinations.
“Now inspectors can focus on doing their work instead of following up with paperwork. The use of electronics will further expand in the future to better serve the pilgrims and to develop the services offered,” said Al-Bijawi.
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